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General

  • Peaceful park in a sheltered valley and wildlife haven
  • Two miles from Truro and 10 minutes' drive from sandy beaches
  • Adventure playground, shop, communal lounge and free wifi

Summer Valley Touring Park is a peaceful and private park, in a cocoon of trees two miles to the north of Truro, and in a south-facing sheltered valley in peaceful Cornish countryside and a wildlife haven. It's centrally located within Cornwall: the north coast and beaches are 10 minutes' drive away and the south coast within 20.

The south-facing pitches have lovely views over meadows and woodland, and there’s a smart service area, an adventure playground, a food shop and a heated facilities block with guest lounge and free wifi

The site is small (three acres) and family-owned, so holidaymakers can expect good service, a warm welcome and a relaxed environment. There’s a pub half a mile away in the village of Shortlanesend, or guests can make their way the two miles into Truro for lots more shops, restaurants and services.

Grab your bucket and spade and hit the miles of silky sand at Perranporth, just six miles away.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.6

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93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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Lovely site would definitely re visit! 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tasmin b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    The view was lovely as the pod was facing away from the rest of the campsite, provided with chairs and bricks for a BBQ, nice and quiet, ideal location just a short drive away from local towns, plenty of showers/toilets/sinks and even a Maxine machine/drier and area to wash you dishes

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Great stay and will return as open nearly all year. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anne W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything was excellent..... Toilets, showers, size of pitches. People were very helpful and welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    If a downside at all we pitched on a very slight slope which made us feel as if we were sliding out of bed but that is really looking at something to find fault with.

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We'll be back! 08/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Well laid out, welcoming feel, owners very friendly without being over the top.
    Really relaxed feel, campsite was very clean, and in a lovely setting, we have two dogs which were well catered for with lovely morning walks in the fields behind the site and advice on dog friendly places to go to.
    Good base to go out exploring Cornwall with plenty of beaches and walks nearby as well as truro for shopping.
    Keeping in mind that the new owners have only had the place open for 6 months, the site is definitely in our top 5 Cornish campsites.

    Disliked: 

    Would prefer showers with temperature control rather than push button but serve the purpose just fine.
    Onsite shop is basic, but again does the job.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome, quiet site (nearly everyone else had gone home after the school half term :). lovely and clean. toilets and showers very clean. Walking distance from a very nice pub. Well maintained. Very nice people.

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked to sit in the lounge in the quiet when it rained and read but it was full of children playing. Couldn't really ask them to leave as they got there first, so had to go to the pub instead! Shame.

    Suggestion: my husband told me (afterwards) that one of the shower cubicles doesn't have a curtain and so his dry clothes became damp. It may be him being a wally of course.

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clean facilities, friendly staff, quiet environment 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom eric_l168207 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    clean facilities, friendly staff, quiet environment

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Excellent facilities staff very friendly and helpful loved it here 28/05/2017

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    Peaceful and tranquility clean

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Best place I have stayed in Cornwall. Warm welcome, beautiful location 24/05/2017

danielle_r179620

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    We had an amazing stay at Summer Valley! It is perfect! Kate and Phil gave us such a warm welcome, they couldn't have been more helpful! The site is beautiful. Clean, picturesque and with all the facilities we needed. The site is also in a great location, we surfed, cycled, went to the Mackinac Theatre and visited Lands End...All a short drive away. We will definitely be back!

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    Having the leave

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Very friendly staff, fab location for beach & towns, spotlessly clean. 20/05/2017

liz_h236003

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    We had an amazing stay at Summer Valley, combining the peaceful campsite, superb walking, friendly village and beautiful beaches. The welcome by Kate and Phil was fantastic and we really appreciated all their knowledge about the local area. The facilities were spotless and the shop well stocked for both emergency supplies and fresh coffee! We will definitely be back!!

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Fantastic relaxing holiday would recommend 17/05/2017

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    It was a relaxing place to stay owns Phil and Kate were very welcoming. A calm friendly atmosphere with clean facilities, open spaces and the views of adjacent fields and wildlife. Great location for beach walks and exploring.

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Immaculate site with friendly owners - the POD was superb! 17/05/2017

fern_a

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    We were looking for a break which included a city visit as we had theatre tickets for Truro and also access to the beaches. We were not disappointed! This site is immaculately clean and the grounds are extremely well kept. The POD was perfect, a stunning view - we didn't pull the long door blind so we could wake up to the amazing view! It was toasty warm; even though we were offered a heater we didn't need it. Kate and Phil were great, we took the bus into Truro and used the car to visit Perranporth, St Ives and Newquay. The lounge 'hub' room had all the information we needed, the wifi didn't reach the POD which was perfect - we needed to have some 'downtime', however, it was super fast in the hub room and we enjoyed chatting to other campers and even had a game of cards. I thoroughly recommend this site; the local pub was great too!

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Fishing

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Bath available

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Shortlanesend Truro, Cornwall, England, TR4 9DW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2905°N 5.0884°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Treliske: Hospital Lay by Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Truro: Bus Station Green Street — 2.6 miles
Chacewater (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Truro Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Redruth Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Ferry ports
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 5.5 miles
Trelisick Ferry Landing — 5.7 miles
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 11.4 miles
Penzance Airport — 22.1 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 28.8 miles

Directions


If you are coming from the east along the A30 towards Redruth, ignore all signs to Truro and Shortlanesend. You will pass a large car (Nissan) showroom on the right, then take the next left turn, signposted Truro 4 miles. After 1 mile at Allet bear left towards Truro.

The site is approximately 0.5 miles on the right-hand side of the road. The site is clearly signposted.

If travelling from Truro, take the B3284 signposted Perranporth, the site is 2.5 miles out of Truro just through Shortlanesend on the left-hand side.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

It’s less than half an hour to the following: Springfield Farm Park and Pony Centre, which on top of all the equine excitement has a huge indoor play barn and a variety of outdoor fun; penguins, parrots and otter antics at the Paradise Park wildlife sanctuary; and the mega milking parlour, rides and slides at Dairyland Farm World.

Flambards adventure park is about 30 minutes away too, or there’s more relaxed entertainment within the heavenly biomes of the Eden Project and at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Drama queens shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take in an open air performance in the jaw-dropping setting of the Minack Theatre.

In ye olden days, a naive chap taking a day trip to St Ives might find himself landed with seven wives, cats, sacks and more... These days, advice is to avoid these traditional souvenirs and make a beeline for the Tate Gallery instead.

Must see

  • Truro Cathedral (2.5 miles)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (5.7 miles)
  • Newquay Zoo (8.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Trelissick Garden (5.6 miles)
  • Trerice (6.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Summer Valley Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Summer Valley Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £100.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 05/09 and 10/07.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 11/07 and 04/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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